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ST. PAUL NEWS.
AMONG THE HORSES.
The Proposed Match of the Two
Programme of State Fair Races and
the Mankato Meeting-.
The Promises of the Northwestern Industrial
Association for Next Month.
A Good St. Paul Horse— The .Erdenheim
Horses at Mammoth Park.
[This column will appear in the Globe every
Monday morning. Pertinent correspondence will
be thank tally received and should bo addressed
Turf Editorof the Globe.]
To Ail rertisers.
Stock advertisements will hereafter be in
serted in the Monday issue of the Globe im
mediately following the reading matterof the
horse department. In no other way cau stock
be so cheaply or prominently advertised as by
aking advantage of this opportunity. Fibres
will be furnished on application, and adver
isements can also occupy a corresponding
jositiou in the weekly issue, if desired.
Jnlttisloii (I i) (I llirhball.
Among horsemen, and also among people
Who are not strictly horsemen, but who take
delight in racing, there is a good deal of
curiosity and Interest in the pacing race that
has been arranged between Johnston and
Kit-!. bull. luterest in the contest is very
generally excited in this part of the country
from the fact that Johnston is owned by
Commodore Kittson. The match is for
15.U00 a side. The matter of the track upon
which the race is to be paced aud other de
t:ii!s. such as tiie disposition of the gate
receipts, have not yet been setttled. It is
generally believed that the race will be a gen
uine contest aud not a hippodrome
affair. it. is well understood that
Commodore Kittson in his turf
affairs has proceeded upon the basis that his
horses must tr<> to the front if possible. His
Paniqoe and Rataplan, and others of
his runners have gone totlie front, aud
md wherever his trotting and paciug horses
have contended they have done so with the
el< : v i florl to gel to tlie wire first. In con
sequence of this determination on his part
and his instructions to those who manage
and drive his horse-;, the commodore has, on
more than one occasion been made the vic
tim of combinations that have beaten him
when he shod 1 have won. This result,
however, has not changed his determination.
When he puts a horse into a race, he does
jo with a determination that he shall win if
possible. It is thin well known determina
tion ou the part of the commodore that
inspires all with the idea that this race be
tween Johnstone and Richball will be what
it purport-, to be, a race for blood. The Tex
an-who own Richball, last winter published
their challenge' to match him with any horse
in the world for 15,000. This challenge has
never been withdrawn, and the owners of
this fast pacer express tlie belief and appear
to have full confidence in it, that he is really
the fastest pacer in Wie world. The Breed-'
( r-' QazetU speculates as follows upon the
.lust how fast Richball really is it is doubt
ful if any one knows. His best public per
formance is 2:12J but it is well known he
can reduce these figures a I must any day
when tin- conditions arc favorable, and dur
ing the recent meeting iv this city he was
driven a. mile one morning in 2:1131, the
lust half being done in 1 :04. Of course
even SO g I a performance as this would
not beat Johnston when the bay gelding UJ
it his best, but the Richball men evidently
arc linn in their faith that their horse has a
reserve of speed, else they would never have
put up 15,000 on even terms lor a race with
a horse that obtained a record of 2:10 the
\rn lirst time be v.is, driven a full mile
at his best rate. of speed, and
bbat Inis this st tason shown himself to
be as fast as ever by going a mile in 2:11%,
and rep ating In 3:12. And in addition to
t!»i— they have placed their money against
one of the b'st match-makers In this country
In the driver Johnson.
Broughl up in a school where match-mak
ing was one of the chief requisites tosuccess,
Splan has always been noted for the excel
li ii judgment possessed by' him regarding
it her men's horses as well us those in his
nun charge. This was plainly enough
shown three years ago \\\<\ winter, when he
matched Charlie Ford to beat Bonesetter. At
that time Boncsctter had a record of 2:19,
made the previous season, and was look' d
upon as one of the most promising horses
in this country, while Ford, whose record
was 2:20' , seemed, In the opinion of many
capable horsemen, to have about reached lus
limit, so far as speed was concerned. Be
bad Jus! passed Into Solan's hands, and al
though John had never pulled a line over
the grey fellow he was confident of his
ability to defeat Bonesetter. When asked by
a Mend on what ground be considered Ford to
becapable of meeting Bonesetter on even
terms, he said: "-It is' like this: When I bad
Barm and be was at his best we used to give
a good many exhibitions over half-mile
tracks. You remember how many years
Goldsmith Maid's 2:IS stood as the best over
n half-mile track, nnd that it was never
beat n until RaittS did it. From the way iv
which Barn used to go I made up my mind
that any hone that could trot ■ half-mile
track in 2:20 was eatable of 2: ld on a mile
track, and 1 had this in uiiudulieti Ford and
Bonesetter were matched, because Ford bad
trotted the half-mile track at Cincinnati in
i2:2i>\.." The result of the race proved the
correctness of Spbui's Ideas, and. as he sub
sequently irave Ford a record of 2:10 \ in
the third heat of the race, it will be seen that
he was not far out of the way as to the differ
ence in point .a speed between mile tracks
ami those of only half that distance in cir
Bat whetner Johnston, for all his superior
speed, can beat Blcbball in a race between
the two, is a point open to a great deal of
argument rttchbaU's forte is in living out a
ntented race, and it is au indisputa
ble tact thai he can go the fourth mile fully
sa fast as he can the first. Whether his op
ponent in the coming match is areaOygame
v not now be told, because he has
n. ver b. cii tested In a race against horses of
anything like h:s own speed. Bui his mile
an. 1 repeat in 2:IV- 2 : 12, not long ago,
was evidently taken by Splan as evidence
enough of bis stamina, and oa the strength
of this trial the match was made. It is pug.
Bible, but ac 4 probable, that other hot
take part in the coming race, as both the
Johnston and Richball men have expressed
their v, ;, t in nil thai want to put
X) a corner. The oatry bam that
■ living ebaaoe against, the tarfl
pacers is Jay Cye See, and it hi not at all
pmbabh; thai Mr. Case desire* to engage him
in a race against the side whs*
Ctwfrrt Tr^tringamd faring Tt,rt>r*t.
'■• : ' >'' a copy of I
_ and Pacinc Record. "and !
it the most j
rk of the kind ever
-■t is invariable to every j
x. as well as to own- '
ens drivers and that portion of the public '
"• active interest in the affairs |
It contain* in rtrmpncl i
and c uiveiiieut form the summary of every j
: ted or paced in the United Stab's !
..da. from - datos Io tho
and this feature aiuue makes
i thau that of
4 the same character that
ta time to time been published. The
- 1 of every trotter that
v race is aiso to be seen at a glance.
and the performances of any of ti.
t have appeared oat the
.urf daring the past fort;, years maybe found
aithout loss of time. The work contains
correct likenesses of the most celebrated
trotters and trotting sires, and is in fact a
vade mecum for all who are interested in the
horse. The price of the volume, which con
tains one thousand pages of matter, every
line of which is interesting and reliable, is
$10, and orders should be addressed to the
author and publisher, Mr. W. T. Chester,
care Turf, Field a^d Farm, New York city.
State Fair Races.
The Minnesota State Agricultural society
is making extensive arrangements for the
annual exhibition. The race programme
has not yet been completed, but as near as
we can learn the racing will commence on
Tuesday the 9th of September, when the
three minute, the free for all pacers, and the
running races will take place.
On Wednesday, September 10, the free
for all stallions, the 2:36 class and the
Ou Thursday, September 11, the 2:50
class aud the 2:34 class for pacers.
On Friday, September 12, the 2:29 class;
the year-old colt race for pacers and trot
ters, and the 2:45 class.
National rules to govern trotting, Chicago
rules to govern running; four to fill three to
start. All heats to be three in five, except
in colt race and all races to be called at 1 :36
p. m. and to start at 2 p. m , except on Gov
nors's day, when races will be called at 2 p
m. and start at 2:30 p. m. Programmes
will be out on Wednesday and can obtain
them by writing to R. C. Judson, secretary.
Entries to close August 25.
The Mankato Meeting.
As previously stated in these columns the
Southern Minnesota Live Stock and Fair as
sociation has selected the 26th, 27th and 2Sth
of August for the racing exhibition and fair
to be held at Mankato. The people of this
part of the state coustitute a very thrifty,
successful and vigorous portion of the popu
lation of the state. Their farms are fertile
and well cultivated, their stock is kept in
good condition, and all the paraphernalia of
farm life has a good, wholesome, thrifty
look. With abundance and wealth comes a
love of sport and amusement. The
industrious people of Mankato
and of the rich agricnltural country surround
ing her, according to the true spirit of enjoy
ment go upou the priuciple of combining
business with pleasure. On tlie days named
they will hold the inaugural meeting of their
association, when they will offer purses ag
gregating $3,700. The track is oue of the
best in the country, and is composed of such
materials that it dries readily and is neither
slippery or sandy. The stretches are 600
feet loug, the first turn being sixty-five feet
in width, the other turns sixty and thrown
up one inch to the foot. The grounds are
in the city limits and convenient. The
stables are 13x14, well lighted and ventilated
and have shiLgled roofs. The purses are as
First day — Three minute class, purse
$400, $200, $100, $60, $40.
The 2:30 pacing race, purse $400, $200,
$100, $00, $40.
The 2:28 class, purse $500.5250, $125, $75,
Second dav— 2 :3B class, purse $400, $200,
$100, $00, $40.
Special purse for three year old trotters,
$300, $150, $75, $45, $30.
Free for all paciug, $500, $250, $125, $75,
Third day— 2:4B class, purse $400, $200,
$100, $60, $40.
Special purse for four year old trotters,
$300, $150, $75, $45, $30.
Free for all, $500, $250, $125, $75, $50.
All entries close August 20, at 11 o'clock.
A horse distancing the field shall have only
first aud third money.
The Industrial Association.
The Northwestern Industrial association
will commence at Minneapolis Monday, Sep
tember 1, and continue till the 6th inclu
sive. The racing programme is as follows:
Monday — Trotting race, $250, for horses
without a record, to have been bred in Min
nesota. $100 to first, $75 to second, $50 to
third, $25 to fourth.
Pony race, $25; boys under sixteen years
of age to ride their own ponies. $12 to
first, $8 to second. $5 to third.
Newsboys' race, $25; for newsboys, who
must ride the animal they use in their busi
ness. $12 to lirst, $$ to second, $5 to third.
Tuesday— 2:so class, $500. $250 to first,
$125 to second, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
Free-for-all pacinff, $800. $400 to first,
$200 to second, $120 to third, $80 to fourth.
2:30 class, $500. $250 to first, $125 to
second, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
Sped— race against record, by the phe
nomenal trotter, Jay Eye See, to beat his rec
ord of 2:10, $5,000.
Wednesday — 2:34 class, $500; $250 to
first, $125 to second, $75 to third, $50 to
2:80 pacing, $500; $250 to first, $125 to
second, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
Free for aU trotting, $800; $400 to first,
$200 to second, $120 to third, $80 to fourth.
Thursday — 2:27 class, $600; $250 to first,
$125 to second, to third, $50 to fourth.
Double team trotting or pacing, $250; $100
to llr.-t, -$75 to second, $50 to third, $25 to
Special race between the two ereat pacing
kings Johnson and Richball, $5,000. Mile
heats, best two in three: $3,000 toiirst, $2,000
Friday— 2:4o class, $500; $250 to first,
$125 to second, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
2:26 pacing race, $501); $250 Io first, $125
to second, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
2:25 class, $500; $2.~>0 to lirst, $125 to sec
ond, $75 to third, $50 to fourth.
Run u ing race, $300: all ages, one mile
and repeat, $150 to first, $100 to second, $50
Saturday— Gentlemen's road race, ?C5O;
$100 t.i first. $75 to second, $50 to third, $25
to fourth. Owners to drive, horses to have
been ust il the present season for road pur
poses and never to have made a record of
lower than 2 :30. •
A liond st. l'aul Horse.
To the Sporting Editor of the Globe.
St. Pail, Aug. 4, 18S4.— It may interest
your many readers to know that Rnbinson,
the sire of Emery's Alexander, the new seven
year old horse that has made himself famous
this season by winning almost every race all
through lowa in which he has been engaged,
making a record of 2 :2f< "•.,', and showing
ability to cause those who have observed him
cloeelj to believe he will go into winter quar
ters with a record of 2:20, and he is perti
nently brought to our notice by the an-
nouncement in your issue of the 28th ult.
that he is to trot against M. J. Grattan's
Herod at Ln Crosse two 'weeks hence, was
raised In Bt Paul by G. A. B. Shawe, who
s. >id him to C. L. Hood, of La Crosse. As
Mr. H<v>d reports Etu flry's Alexander's dam
as a very ordinary mare, pos^ssing neither
speed nor style, and breediug unknown, we
may fairly attribute nearly it not quite all
credit due Robinson for the worth of his son,
whose success in trotting has been as marked
as sudden. Robinson was sired by Swigcrt,
dam. Lady (dam of Merrinaek, dam of Cala
mus — 2:24 l + — that so handily defeated
Frank Fiske at Minneapolis, though he trot
ked the best race of his life, and was driven
by Ben Woodmansee, as many there re
marked better than he ever before drove, the
mare — Calnmus by Swigert — as afterwards
sold for ?11.000: Merrimack also dam of
Hujhey Angus, also by Swigert. and sire of
the four year old pace — l:13 s 4 a half mile)
Lady l?y Wbiiestockines lives' horse) first
son Of "Richards' Belliounder: second dam
by iwx-kingham, a prize horse from Ohio
near .TT> years ago. and of considerable merit;
Whitestocking's dam by Leopold (nearly
thoror.ghbred.i by (Illinois) Leopold (thor
oughbred) by Ogiv's Oscar. The twice brcak
f the trotting record on the closing two
: days of last week by two anima '- -.._
a consideration of their breeding, especially
as to the maternal side: tha dams of both
these wonderful trotters — Maud. S. aud Jay
Fye See — were sired by Pilot. Jr.. Miss Rus
sell having produced Mr. Yanderbiit's masts
of the turf, and Midnight produced the only
tamous gnhfing of Mr. Case. As the
blood of the wonderful horse. Pilot. Jr.. is so
strikingly potent in its influence in the pro
duction of u_ aesjp bates*, trotters i_ ths
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1884.
world, especially when coming through the
dams of sires, a few facts may be observed
which connot fail to prove striking. Miss
Russell, by Pilot, Jr., produced Maud S.
(2.09%), Nutwood (2:18%), and Cora Bel
mont (2:24J^). Midnight, by Pilot, Jr.,
produced Jay Eye See (2:10), aud Noontide
(2:20%). -■ by Pilot, Jr.,
produced Naiad Queen (2:20"^),
Waterwich, by Pilot, Jr, produced Main brino
Gift (2:20); and Scotland (2:22,k); Sauta
Mariea, by Pilot, Jr:, produced Hylas
(2:24><); and Billy Hoskins (2:28^);
Crop by Pilot, Jr-„ produced Blanche Amory
(2:26) ; and Code (2:26^) ; , by Pilot,
Jr., produced Daeia )2:29K); > by
Pilot, Jr., produced Dixie Sprague (2:2s*^) '
, by Pilot, Jr., produced Geo. A. Ayer
(2:30) ; , by Pilot, Jr., produced Mean
ander (2:30), and so on; as in almost every
instauee given, these great performers have
been sired by a different horse,and the efficacy
of Pilot, Jr. blood is more strikingly shown.
Mr. Shawe has raised here in St. Panl, and
still owns the very choice and naturally fast
trotting stallion, Memory, by MambrinoGift;
dam Zephyr, the gem, the Siwgert; and of
all the valuable horses he has bred and raised
he considers this decidedly the crowning
triumph of all his efforts in this direction —
combining breeding, size, beauty, color,
speed, style, strength, splendid mane and
tail, disposition, very rare family excellence,
etc., etc., leaving little more to be desired;
and now may be noted Memory's sire's dam
was Waterwich, by Pilot, Jr. ; and his sire's
sire's dam was Juliet, also by Pilot, Jr., —
the latter being Mambrino Pilot (2:27%),
sire of Hannis (2:l7>£), etc., etc., etc. Mr.
Shawe, in this connection, only regrets that
the state of his health precludes his realizing
what he had fondly hoped — as owner to see
Memory developed as a trotter and sire to the
great powers of excellence of which he is
manifestly capable. We most heartily echo
his wish that some one with the requisite
taste and abilities will become possessed of
Memory and give hira the opportunities he
so truly and richly deserves. Stab.
Miscella n eons.
The road-honse located at Fargo Fair Grounds
is for sale or rent. Address J. M. Morrison or
George Mareliug, Fargo, D. T.
The Erdenheim stable, property of Com
modore N. W. Kittson, left Saraoga on the
sth inst. for Monmouth park.
Harvey Welch, lately in charge of Mr.
James R. Keene's stable at Saratoga, was
displaced last week by Mr. Blagrave, an En
Trouble, the aged chestnut gelding, by Ul
verston, dam Kate McDonald, by imp. Mickey
Free, is amiss again. He pulled up lame be
hind at Saratoga.
The St. Louis Jockey club, through the ex
ecutive committee, announce a six-day run
ning meeting at the Cote Brillunte track, be
ginning Thursday, August 28.
Mr. P. Lorillard lost, on July 27, the bay
suckling filly by imp. Moccasin, dam imp.
Gondola, the dam of Gossamerand Gonfalou,
by Beadsman, out of imp. Felucca, by Buc
Messrs. LaMasney brothers have sold to M.
A. Hart, of Trinidad, the chestnut mare Lilly
Dale, aged, by Young Australian, dam Lizzy
Palmer. The price paid, $1,000, for so good
a mare is not a high one.
Postffuard, chestnut horse (aged) by imp.
Glenelg, dam La Polka, by Lexington, pulled
up lame in his work last week at Saratoga.
Upon examiuation he was found to be broken
down under the ankle joint.
Col. F. H. Hall's Maryland stable arrived
at Saratoga on the 6th inst. War Eagle, b.
c. (4), by Leader, dam Red Eyes, and the
best horse in the stable, is very lame, but
may round to in a short time.
Col. W. 8. King, of Minneapolis, had the
misfortune to lose a fine bay suckling colt,
by Reform, dam Spray, by imp. Buckden,
out of Ethel Sprague, by Jack Malone. The
colt died from effects of a severe' kick.
Belle F. the winner of the 2:30 race at
Cleveland, is six years old, 15*4 hands high,
by Masterlode, dam by Magna Charta, and
this Is her first season on the track. Bhe is
owned by AY. R. Armstrong, of Almont,
Imogene, the handsome and speedy four
year old daughter of King Alfonso and Irene,
by Asteroid, has gone lame since her arrival
at Saratoga from Chicago. She has paid her
way and her stable companion's too for that
matter, and is entitled to a short period of
The gray filly Ida Glenn (:*). full sister of
Little Mineh, by imp. Glenelg, dam Gold
stone, recently met with an accident which
threw her out of training. Maj. J. R. Hub
bard, rcpresentingCommodore Kittson, gave
Messrs. Blohm & Co. Ma Chore, b f (2) by
James A., dam Mary Mansfield, in exchange
lor her. Ida Glenn will be sent to Erden
heim for a brood marc.
The Ascot Gold Cvp — won by Mr. James
R. Keene's Fox hall, b. h. (6), by King Al
fonso, dam Jamaica, by Lexington, in 1882
— remaius in the New York custom house
for non-payment of duties, amounting to
about $1,100. Secretary Folger gave Mr.
Keene thirty days in which to reship the Cup
to England without payment of duty. That
option expired some days ago, and no action
has as yet been taken iv the matter. . Col
lector Robertson, when Interviewed, was as
dumb as an oyster, aud Mr. Keene, when
asked what he intended to do, was somewhat
angry and said, "he wished the d — news
papers would let him aud the Ascot Cup
St. Saviour, bay colt (3), full brother of the
amous Eolc, is now in enforced idleness
from a split hoof. The iulury is not regarded
as serious. His appearance, however, in the
rich Omnibus stakes, which will be run on
the 14th inst. at Monmouth park, is hardly
possible, and his absence will be generally
regretted, as he was expected to be the con
tending horse with Commodore Kittson's
Rataplan. Tho two colts met in the Empo
rium at Sheepshead Bay in June, and Rata
plan won easily from St. Saviour, who was con
ceding him four pounds. In the Omnibus,
however, Rataplan will have to shoulder 125
lbs., St. Saviour IU lbs., a difference of 11
lbs. from the Emporium race, a difference
which should bring the two cracks close to
Turf, Field and Farm: Col. H. S. Russell
has been requested by the Russian govern
ment to select for it an American trainer to
go to the land of the Czar and found a train
ing school there. TheOrloffs of Russia have
trotting dispositions, but they have not been
handled in a way to develop light-harness
speed. The vehicles are clumsy, the harness
heavy and not well proportioned, and the
methods of training had. The government
very properly thinks that much benefit will
be derived by adopting the ideas which have
placed the American trotting horse ahead of
all others in the world, and it ha* confidence
ln the views of the owner of Smuggler. Col.
Russell has opened negotiations with Budd
Doble, whose name Is so completely identi
fied with the fame of the ex queen of the
trotting turf, Goldsmith Maid, and it is prob
able that Doble will arrange to spend from
one to two years in Russia. He is well qual
ified for the important position, and be will
teach the subjects of the Czar more in the
way of driving than they ever dreamed of.
MAXKATO RACES— The Southern Minne
sota Live Stock and Fair association, of
Mankato. has selected August 20:u, 27th and 2Bth
next, for its race mer-tini: snd offers punea to the
amount of $3. T00. The races will be trotted aad
paced under the nasal rales of the National Trot
ting association . Five to enter and three to atart.
For farther particulars address Henry Hinimel
man. secretary, at Mankato, Miun.
TpOR SALE— Youna Trotting Stock— f have
JJ several one and two-year-old rolls, the get
of Baymont. 1.027, son of Alien Goldsmith. 337
out of standard mares. Colts all large and
rangy, fine looking, and unmistakably showing
the promise of speed. G. W. Sherwood. 4**
LAKE COHO STOCK FARM— I have for sale
a nice lot of colts and illlos. one two and
three year olds, all standard bred, got by I>c-
G raff's Alexander, and by Thesec*. by Adminis
trator, dam by Ainioni. son of Alexander's Ab
t__a. Also for sale, Oakwood. four years old.
by Alexander, standard- le&V W. L. McGrath.
PRESTOS STOCK FARM. Preston. Fillmore
Connty, Minn. For pobiic s-— ice. Herod
(2:26 V >• the best bred Xorsaa living. Trample,
the must saccesafni trotting sire of his age in the
northwest: Comas, a first-class draft stallion.
For pedigrees and term*, address _. T. Grattac.
Conclusion of the St. Paul
and Manitoba System
The Last Day a Round of Ovations,
Flowers, and Speeches.
Sauk Center, St. Cloud and Monti
cello Come With Bands and
Banners of Welcome.
General Notes of the Week Upon the Rails
Many Incidents Recorded and
[Special Correspondence of tho Globe. l
As a matter of justice, to the people of Alex
andria, I must here repeat some portions of two
telegrams I filed at the Western Union office in
that place at 8:40 and 11 :40 Friday evening, but
which, owing to the willful perverseness of the
operator in charge, did not reach St. Paul until
too late for Saturday morning's Globe.
Upon arrival at Alexandria a great concourse
of people were found at the station with carri
ages, which the party was invited to occupy for a
drive out to Lake Le Homme Dleu, a distance of
four miles. Prior to the drive, the band, led by
Sitting Bull (or his prototype, a dining car
waiter), marched up Main street, giving the
Alexandrians some fine music. Arrived at the
lake a sandwich lunch was served, and the party
crossed the crystal water, entered Lake
Geneva and landed at the Alex
andria hotel at. Geneva beach hav
ing had a row boat ride of six miles, which oc
cupied forty minutes. Later the sailors returned
to town by train, and supper was served at the
Letson house, and a fine one it was. An eveniug
meeting was held at the Opera house, at which
Hon. Knute Nelson presided, making a capital
speech of welcome and compliment. The band
and glee club furnished music, Mr. White, among
the selections, siugiiig Byron's "Maid of Athens,"
an exquisite solo. The speakers of the evening
were Gen. Baker, Col. Scheiler, Mr. Dean and
The politeness of Mr. G. C. Sims of the hard
wire firm of Sims and Jenkins, gave me a drive
about the town nnd its picturesque surround
ings, pointing out a number of fine residences,
the new school house, and giving me some points
which are summorized as follows: The popula
tion of Alexandria is estimated at 2,500, two-fifths
of whom are Americans and the remainder Scan
dinavians, Germans and Canadians. Lakos Win
ona and Agnes adjoin the village, and Lakes
Victoria, Geneva, Le Homme, Diese, Carlos,
Dariing, Sate-ka, and others, are from one
to two miles distant, and vary iv size from two
to ten miles in circumference. Half a dozen
churches are represented in the city, and there
are six schools, with buildings costing 35,000;
a handsome court house and substantial jail.
Among its manufactures are steam flouring
mills, three breweries, and a plow and sled fac
tory. The two elevators have a combined capacity
150,000 bushels, and there are several general
stores, three dry goods and clothing stores,
three hardware stores, three furniture stores,
four drugstores aud eight saloons. There are
four hotels, ond one bank, capital $50,000 and a
fine opera house. As a grain region it surpasses
many otherportions of Minnesota, and ranks
second to none.
Saturday, August .9.
As early as 7 a. m. the Jobbers filled into
the dinning room of the Letson, where a magnifi
cent breakfast was served, each table guest be
ing served, as on the evening before, with a
handsome button hole boquet. The entertain
ment of the guests at Alexandria was super
latively graceful and generous, and produced the
best possible impression.
Mrs. C. F. Canfleld, Mrs. Charles Keeler and
Miss Minnie Keeler, ot Patterson, N. J., joined
the party for St. Cloud.
One of the most charming points of the Park
Region was the first town on tho day's route and
a stop of a quartet of an hour was made. The
village is located on Lake Osakis, (from which it
takes its name) a handsome sheet of water
eleven miles long aud four miles wide, and con
tains a population of 1,000. It has three churches,
and a school house, which was erected at a cost
of $2,00J, accommodating 100 pupils. There are
three elevators, capacity 00,000 Lushels, and two
hotels are locate* 1 in the town and one
op the edge of the lake, near the depot. The
luke is filled with fine fish, and this is becoming
a favorite summer resort. There are seven
general stores, two feed, one hardware, one
harness, one furniture, oue drug, one boot and
shoe, bakery, two butchers, three blacksmiths,
one wagon shop. The excellent eatiug house at
the railroad station is conducted by John F.
From Osakis to Sauk Center, a matter of a
dozen miles, I had the pleasure of a ride on loco
motive No. 170, R. West, engineer, and A. Don
iilson, fireman, an episode that was quite a
change from my scat in the Whapeton, where,
with this Incident subtracted, I rode with the
great excursion 3,0j0 miles.
At the station were a large company of ladies
and gentlemen, and Governor Barnum, at the
head of the Sauk Center band. Senator Caspar,
now mayor, made an appropriate address of wel
come, in response to which President Finch called
out Dr. Day, who made a five minutes' talk of
much interest. GOT. Barto added a few words,
after Which a procession was formed, led by the
two bands, and marched to the main street of
the town, where a handsome arch had been
erected, and most of the public buildings deco
rated with (tags. All who desired bad
an opportunity to drive about' ;tne
town, a privilege many improved,
Mr. R. A. White was my guide, and in the course
of the drive I saw the site of the old stockade,
only a few posts now markiug the place ; also an
old log fort, with its port holes; also the first
house built in the town in 1858; the ucw academy
buildinsr half a mile from town.
The following is a brief census of the bnsiness
enterprises of interest;
Banks 3 Tailor Shops 3
Gen. and Jobbing Machine Shops 1
Stores 7 Painters 3
Dry (icods 2 Glove Factory 1
Grocery 2 Restaurants 3
Hardware 3 Barber Shops 3
Drug '■'' ( "pert House 1
Flour and Feed 2 Skat ing Rinks 2
Confectionery 0 Laundries 4
Jewelry 2 Livery Xables 2
Millinery 4 Sale Stables 2
Book 1 Brewery 1
Harness 2 Railroads in Opera-
Boot and Shoe 2 tiou 3
Grocery, Boots and Lumber Merchants. . .2
Musical 2 Cheese dealers 3
Photograph gallery. ..1 Creameries 3
Doctors 5 Bakeries 3
Dentists 2 Coal and lime mer-
Insnrance offices.... ti chants 3
Real estate 6 Dray lines 3
Job printing 2 Bus lines.. .. .3
Law 5 Gardeners 2
Xewspap?r 2 Churches 7
Farm irrcchinne agen- Academies 1
cics 5 Public schools, eight ~|
Hotels 8 grades and _gfe
Meat markets 3 school department,
Manufactories 4 buiidingcost S-'ti,- ("
Flouring mills 2 000.00. Scholars,
Cooper shops 2 500 j
Blacksmith shops 5 Water works 1
Stock dealers 3 Saloons 7
As a point for trade the following illustrates
-1880, ">5,000,000; 1881, S8,G00,00o: 1882, $11,
The ajrricnltnral lands of the vicinage are nn
ible for grain and grazing, while tha best
timber land lies north of the town, oak, ash,
Fifteen hundred head of cattle have been
shipped daring the present season, mostly to
Montana, 500 head going to the foot of the
Kockies where a large force of laborers on the
Canadian Pacific are stationed.
Senator Caspar has in his store a barrel from
which in the last twenty years has been sold at
retail 934.000 worth of coffee. Ta* barrel is to
be presented to the Historical society at St. Paul,
with a memorandum of its history.
A itt:ic speaking was indulged from the bal
cony of E. J. H.-.rri«on"s store. Judge Chandler
and Col. Scheffer furnishing the oratory.
Mrs. W. I. Hensbow presented E. L.Barrett.
of the (rL'.CE. with tha handsomest boquet of
flowers of the excursion.
From Sauk Center the following ladies joined
the party for^t. Cloud r Mrs. T. 0. Pendergast.
Mrs. C. F. How. Misses Anna 8.. Carrie and
Mabel Pendersast. Miss Frankic M. Johnson, of
Kansas . Mrs. W. c. Wampler. Mrs. A. H. Petit.
Mrs. Oakford. and Lettie Rice. May Canwell,
Julia Clarity. Eva Ceidieman, Veroncio and Jcsie
Caspar. Belle Bruce, Mies Hoffia Tohey. Nellie
Morgan. Delpha Fisk, Lettie and Settle Rice.
A band of music and a large group of people
greeted the train here, ar,d Rev. C. B. ~yatt,
pastor of the Methodist church, made a short
'■ speech m honor of the brief call. As the ears
moved away the band played the "The Red.
White and Blue. " This place has a population
of a thciDsand, is situated on Sauk river, having
an excellent water power, 125 barret flooring
mitL five elevators, capacity 159.000 bushels.
Melrose 1* regarded as one of the best wheat
markets on the lice, and the mercantile business
is also good. Tn the town are four churches.
1 aad a _te ss_m* bouse. tx*vt«s*i *»*. a cost of
$10,000, accommodates 400 pupils. There are
five general stores, one drug, one boot and shoe,
one hardwa.e, two harness Btoros, and three
hotels, a brewery, with a capacity of twenty-five
barrels per day.
Freoport, where the next pause was made, sa
luted the jobbers with several guns. It is a vil
lage of perhaps 150 inhabitants. It is situated in
a rolling prairie, and thero is a fair amount of
hard wood timber on Sauk river, two milek dis
tant. There is one church in the village, a
school builning which cost $800, two elevators
with a capacity of 20,000 bushels, two general (
stores aud oue hotel. ,., \, , , .*ti
At Albany Mayor Joseph Kraker made a brief
speech. This town is locatod in the center of a
fine wheat country; contains a population of 300.
There are two churches in tho place, a school
house, v fine grain warehouso, with a capacity of
40,000 bushels, a custom flouring mill, and two
Though a youthful town, wak wide awake, with
flags and booming cannon. It is the center of a
good farming country, and an abundance of hard
wood timber is to be found within a few miles .
A small stream near the town furnishes a. good
water power, which is at present used to run a
flour and saw mill. There is one church, a
school house which cost $1,000, one elevator,
capacity 50,000 bushels, four general stores, and
two small hotels.
was the next objective point, and a multitude
met the St. Paul Jobbers. Mayor McDonald said
a few words of welcome, and introduced Capt.
J. E. West, whose remarks were in a line de
scriptive of the city, pointing as marks of inter
est tho business enterprises, the churches,
schools, water power, etc. To J. J. Hill, the
president of the Manitoba road a warm tribute
was paid, as the mau who had done the most for
President Finch called on Dr. Day, the
"village postmaster," to respond, which the
Doctor did, his enthusiasm growing with each
sentence, u ntil ho said the theme so wideuod
and broadened that it roused the spirit of the
American eagle, and he must stop before the
eagle screamed. Two hours were allowed to
visit the town, and the party dispersed in car
riages and otherwise for that purpose.
ST. CLOUD NOTES.
The new Catholic cathedral cost $40,000.
S. E. West is building a fine house.
W. B. Mitchell is building a $12,000 house.
McElray & Junk's store was covered with
D. H. Green is building a house to cost
Gen. McLaren was the guest of District At
The Normal school is most eligible located, and
the grounds are beautiful.
The Grand Central is a fine hotel, 150 rooms
and all modern improvements.
The first settlement at St. Cloud was in 1853,
by G. B. Lowry and Ole Bergson.
Steams county is the fourth tax-paying county
in the state. Population 28,000.
The Syndicate block just finished, on Washing
ton avenue is a great ornament to the city.
Mrs. McClure's residence cost $25,000. N. P.
Clark is building one adjoining at the same cost.
The business blocks of Sweet and Smith aud
C. G. Waller, Washington avenue, are of pressed
The McClure and Searls' block on Washington
avenue is built of prime brick aud is very hand
The residence portion of St. Cloud is as pic
turesque as can bo found in auy towu in the
Hon. C. F. McDonald has a stylish residence,
said to be the finest finish upon the inside of any
house in St. Cloud.
Across St. Germaine street, from Edlebrock's
store to the First National bank, was hung a
banner, "Welcome. St, Paul Jobbers."
St. Cloud is connected with St. Paul, Anoka,
Elk River, Cold Springs and Sauk Rapids by tele
phone, managed and owned by the Northwestern
Jos. Elcbrock is the oldest merchant In St. Cloud
and stood upon the disasters of 1807 and 1873.
He occupies a brick building at the corner of St,
Garmain street and Washington avenue, 30x100.
the best Btore room in the city.
East St. Cloud was nearly all built last year
and is a wonderful section of the city. The
houses are handsome, the population fully a
thousand. It has a printing office the Northern
Pacijic World. The new passenger depot of the
Northern Pacific railroad was accepted on Friday
a commodious htmdsoiuc building.
In 1883, St. Cloud manufactured: 1,200 sets
of bobsleds, 300 farm wagons, 30 buggies, 98
buckboards, 50 light wagons, 1,500 sets of bob
sled woods, l,(i 00 set 9 of bobsled shoos, 300
seeders, 150 sets of harrows, 135 plows, 10,000,
-000 feet of lumber, 13,000,000 shingles, 32,000
kegs of beer, 3,0J0,000 brick, 1,800,000 granite
St. Cloud is picking up in manufactures. The
Rosenberg manufacturing ar turning out 700
North Star Seeders this year. Last season they
built only three. A. Anderson _ Sous, manu
factury, are erecting a large stone building for
tho accommodation of their growing business.
The McCormick company occupy four largo
buildings for their farm machinery.
The natural fall of the Mississippi river, oppo
site St. Cloud, exclusive of any dam, is up
wards of tWenty-three feet. In January, 1884,
the St. Cloud Water Power and Mill company was
organized by a number of St. Cloud's leading
citizens for the purpose of improving the river at
this point, with the two-fold object of furnishing
sla< lc water and boomage for saw mills snd power
for Hour, cotton, paper and woolen mills and var
ious kinds of factories. Men fsmiliar with the
famous water power of Massachusetts say tin 1
power at this point more nearly compares with
the magnificent Holyoke power than any in the
west. The improvements contemplated will be
completed inside of two years, aud the dam
alone is confidently expected to be ready for the
lumber season of 1885. The city appropriates
$100,000 for this work, and private capital does
Tne St. (.'loud railroad system is composed of
the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba, with two
lines to St. Paul and Minneapolis, and ice branch
line to Hinckly connecting with the St. Paul <fc
Dulutn for the great lakes; its line to the north
west reaching Fargo, Moorhead and Winnipeg.
Tha St. Paul & Northern Pacific, running from
St. Paul to St. Cloud, Duluth and the Pivjifie
coast. These are finished roads. Those whose
construction is o.surrcd within the uextelghtcen
months, are the St. Clond & Wilimar, and sur
veyors are in the field making final survey from
St. Cloud to Pipestone City, into the wheat field"
of the prairie region. The St. Clouud, Mankato
& Austin, from St. Clond to the lowa state line,
nnd the Duluth, North Shore & Southwestern,
from St. Cloud to Duluth. These roads will
make St. Cloud one of the largest manufacturing
points ln the west. Sixteen passenger trains
daily arrixe at and leave her depots. Railroad
men at present employed in St. Cloud average
upward* of 200. Tne St. Paul, Minneapolis «fc
Manitoba hare over twenty miles of transfer
track in this city, and large roundhouses and
Gave the Jobbers a cordial reception. A grain
arch of wheat and oats, thirty feet Ugh, was
erected, at the station, tha grain coming from
the farina of S. A. Howard and Samnel Kirk
The Jobbers led by the band marched through
the arch. Mr. Howard said that the average
yield cf wheat in that vicinity would
be eighteen bushels, though many pieces
would go twenty-five and thirty. Oats he
put at fifty to seventy-five bnsheis per acre. This
place is situated on the Mississipoi imd Clearwater
rivers, and contains nearly 1.000 inhabitants.
There are several fine lakes within a few miles
while the rivers fnrni-h good water
power, which la partly Improved.
There arc two churches, a school building
which cost $1,500, an elevator with a esmcity
of 32,000 bushels: one flour mill, fifty barrels per
day: saw mill, 5,000 feet hardwood lumber
daily: four general stores, one furniture, one
hardware, one. millinery, one feed, one harness,
two drua, one boot and shoe, one meat store :
three blacksmith shops, two hotels. Nearly all
tha residents are American. Clearwater h.- ■
fine situation, excellent society, and possesses
many social advantages.
turned out in force to greet the Jobbers, and a
banner upon the side of depot with letter* three
feet long real. "Monticello welcomes the St.
Paul Jobbers, the true friends of the northwest."
Inside the station a platform was placed and Mr.
Longfellow, President of the town, said all the
men and women of Monticello were glad to greet
the Jobber* aud take them by the band. Tuey
They were proud of their town and tha country
round about the fairest the aun ever shone on.
This was no hour for stump speeches, aud any
multiplication of word* would not exceed the
one word '(Welcome."
President Finch said the Jobber? could but ap
preciate so magnificent a greeting, so much be
yond their deserts, and he would call upon Dr.
Day to say a few word*.
The Doctor said be would speak but a mo
ment. The St. Paul Jobbers, he said were not
out drumming for trade — their business was so
cial, and to see the country and get acquainted
with the people. Daring the week just closing
they bad journeyed more than three thonsaod
miles, and had seen the country in its length and
breadth, and acquired information, formed ac
quaintances aad associations never to be forgot-
I ten. In 1859 Wm. H. Seward, standing upon
! the ateps of the Capttol in the city of St. Paul,
; made the prediction that he waa then standing
i upon the seat of future empire. He waa laughed
! at. his words takea for -taffy." Bat the men
who have participated in this excursion are go
Ing to their homes satisfied that Mr. Seward was
right and that instead of having Uttered an idle
speech he made a prediction that is the very crown
prophecy. The St. Paul Jobbers' Union had no
precedent as an organization, no prototype ;
primarily it had its social features, but it also
had for its aim the protection of the interests of
St. Paul and the state of Minnesota. Chicago
capital had combined to absorb the whole north
west; it was determined that there should be
but one city, and that Chicago; it had already
la2d its fangs upon lowa, wiped it out and car
ricd it Into Chicago. It alined to do the same by
Minnesota. The Jobbers' Luion, representing a
capital invested in business of $45,000,000, Bays
no; the city of St. Paul, with a banking capital
greater than that of the whole state of Wiscon
sin, including the vigorous city of Milwaukee, say s
uo. This organization of merchants, the bankers
aud business men, simply say they have a right
to their own, and they will have it. 'They have
your friendship and are glad and proud of that;
(hey want your trade on the principle tliut they
can do as well by you as any other set of men any
where on the broad continent. To-day only 15
per cent of the soil of Minnesota has been laid
under tribute, under cultivation; when the other
TBI per cent ls occupied as ths 15 percent now is,
Minnesota can support a population of 18.000,000
people. Thirty-live years ago I came to this
state to Long Prairie, and from that day to this
What a transition. What we have seen this week
makes us strong. You show us that our
interests are your interests and we
certainly know your prosperity is ours, and it is
this that makes these Jobbers strong— gives
them courage to face the devil and Chicago;
japplause) but you must bo detained no longer,
ln behalf of the St. Paul Jobbers, 1 thank you for
Now lot us go to the Prairies, said President
Longfellow; an hour was allowed for the drive,
and at its conclusion all assembled again in tho
depot when the Glee Club sang several songs.
and the good- byes were said.
Monticello is located on the Mississippi river,
and contains a population of 1,000. The river is
navigable for boats, and two miles above the
town find one of the best waters in the state.
Several beautiful lakes are within a few miles of
tho town. There are a half dozen churches, and
an excellent graded school, 250 pupils attending.
Tho school houso was recently burned, and was
rebuilt at a cost of $10,000. There are two ele
vators with a capacity of 80,000 bushels, one
flour mill, throe run of stones, sixty barrels per
day ; six geneial stores, two hardware, two
drug, three millinery, three book and confec
tionery, three hotels, and a bank with a capital
of $25,000. Monticello is in the border of the
Big Woods, and is surrounded by a. rich farming
country of which 100,000 acres of prairie and the
sa-me of timber are tributary to it. Its religious,
educational and social advantages are of the
best, and the beautiful lakes surrounding it
make it a pleasant resort.
Wrieht county contains 309,437 acres of unim
proved lauds; improved lands 80,030 acres; tax
able land 4110,507 acres: taxable valuation of
real estata to $3,000,000; No. houses 0,000, es
timated value $300,000; No. cattle 15,000, value
$200,000; No. sheep 10,000, value $20,000; No.
hogs 1,500, value $0,000; total taxable real and
personal propeaty $4, £00,000; estimated real
The yield of crops in 1883 in Wright county
was, wheat 027,000 bushels, oats 270,000, corn
108,000, barley 12,000, rye 1,500. potatoes
Mumber of voters in the county 4,000.
This wa3 the last station of the
trip, and as the train paused, J. J.
Eagan, Esq., addressed the assemblage and par
ticularly President Finch and the associated job
bers, saying that in behalf of those who occu
pied the relation to the excursion he
did he took the opportunity to express their
thankfulness at having been tlie guests of kings,
for the privilege of beholding a continent rich
in the indusiries of the people, rich in happy
homes, rich in the fertility of the soil, great in
its school houses and churches with their spires
pointing-heavenward; for the opportunity of
standing at Devil's Luke and beholding the
western horizon and viewing the open polar sea
at Winnipeg, with a vista of the great continent
surrounding and beyond, and in conclusion, in
behalf of the guests of the excursion he begged
leave to present the following resolutions and
propose their adoption :
Ist. The unparulcllod excursion of the Job
bers' Union of St. Paul over the Man
itoba railway system, tlie unnalloyed
joy expressed by everyone, tho boundless natu
ral wealth of tho country traversed, its resources
aud fertility, the hospitality of the people, their
open hearted greetings, and above all the super
abundant liberality of the wholesale merchants of
St. Paul, through the Jobbers
Union to their friends, Induce and
Impel the gentlemen comprising their
guests to thank the Union, individually and col
lectively, and you .Mr. President Finch and Man
ager Tullmadge for tho kindness, politeness und
generosity manifested toward us, and to say,
2. We thank you for the greatest pleasuro of
our lives, for an oppoitunity of a more intimate
knowledge ot the Union and its members, and
to say Anally, may you, the Union, be perpetual,
may no pent up I'tica contract your powers until
the whole boundless universe Is yours.
Hon. W. P. Murray said he most heartily en
dorsed the sentiments of the paper read by Mr.
Eagan, no expression could fully express tho
facts us nil have seen them during the most
memorable week the northwest has ever wit
nessed, and therefore he seconded the adoption
of the resolutions.
The vote was taken in the form of three
checra, and it is needless to say they were
Richards Gordon proposed three cheers for the
guests, whose eloquence hud udded so much to
the value and interest of the excursion uml but
for whose presence the great journey would
have been much like a play of ilauilut, with
Hamlet left out.
The response was as cordial as the enthusi
asm of a hundred men could produce.
This closed the excursion proper. The train
reached the L'nion depot at St. Paul at 5:45 p.
m. and after a tune by the Great Western bund
President Finch closed the excursion finally by
proposing three cheers fur the Manitoba railway
system and its management, in which all joined.
The munificence of the Jobbers' Union and
their appreciation of the faithful service of the
skillful and experienced men who managed and
operated the train which carried them over three
thousand miles without so much as one moment's
detention or the least trifle of an accident, man
ifested itself in a magnificent purse of (356
whii'h whs raised upon the last day and distribu
ted among the men, who, as before Muted, oper
ated the train during the entire time from the
day of leaving until their return, as follows:
Robert West, engineer, $75.
A. Donaldson, fireman, $30.
Conductor John L. Kcllog, S'--">.
Brakemen (lias. McLagen, P. Johnson, C. S.
Pixley, SI S each.
Bagfeagetnaster G. I). Iloerr, $!.".
Sleeping far Porters J. C. Berry, Ruben P,ir
ker, J. A. Henry, David Brown, James Thomas,
Dining Car Conductor C. 11. Dresser, $20.
Waiters Horace < opeland (alias Sittting Bull)
Roswell Jcffery, Frank Peterson, A. Ji. Russell,
Head cook Charles R. Bctz, $15.
Second cooks Alfred Brown, Henry Brown,
John French. $10 each.
M. Smith, barber, $10.
TUX (JURAT WKSTERX.
Among the most notable and pleasing features
of the entire trip and one that conveyed unal
loyed pleasure, not only to the Inhabitants of the
eltfet and towns visited, but also to the Jobbers
themselves and their invited gnettS was the incom
parable end unequalled music of the Great West
ern band. When the excursionists arrived at the
depot on Monday morning they found their band
playing for them, arid when upon their arrival at
home on Saturday night they stepped upon the
piatform the same graad DMstc heralded their
saferetnrn. In all of the ninety places visited
thoy made some effort to please and charm their
hearers, and again and cram were they
rewarded for their supers) excellence
by the applause winch was too
spontaneous and genuine to bs repressed. At
Winnipeg tbey were accorded the highest meed
of excellence by the city pwss and at every place
th<- tiir was tided with their praise assoon as tbey
i. The fine personal tOO was remarked
upon and when upon parade attracted general at
tention. Prof. George Beibert accompanied
th"m and directed their movements, while Prof.
:uan led them as usual. They have earned
a well merited praise on «-very hand anil not tin:
least of their laurels to tha fa< I that the Jobbers
after hearing them play over tizhty times, on
S..:urlay morning, gathered round them at Alex
andria a.;d gave them a grand ovation and an
encore. The fame of the Great Western band
wi'l 'forever shed lustre npon the excursions of
the St. Paal Jobbers L'nion.
Sank Center wanta a new depot. Gov. Barto
The whole expedition wai made without get
tln<r a "hot box."
The view from the top of tha school house at
Monticello was a superb one.
At Moutlce'.io pretty Minnie Lutbey gave all
the Jobbers button hoie boquets.
Geo. Seibert and President Finch constituted
E. F. Barrett drum major of the Great Western
Misa Lue'.la Stabler and Mr*. J. B. Johns en
joined the party at Osakis and continued to St.
The Sauk Center committee of reception were
Hon. i. Caspar, C. M. Spraffce, J. D. Carr, A.
At Delano, a sweet little girl, perhaps four
years old. heard the band play for the first time
in hei life, aad all carried away by the music
danced with u*toral case and (SSCS that charmed
all who noticed the incident. A purse of two or
three dollars was made up and presented to tha
The wheat from nine acres on the fanrt of M.
Wetzel, at Monticello, was thrashed ou Friday
and yielded thirty bushels to the acre, machine
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Nugent, of St. Cloud,
guests of Mr. A. S. Talmadge, and Mrs. E. E.
Clark, sister of W. C. Wilson, accompanied the
party from their homes at St. Cloud to the city.
At Sauk Center, Peter Hoffman, snare drum
mer in Geo. Barnum s baud and one of the old
and original members of the Great Western, was
greeted by tho Great Western in truly fraternal
Misses Eva Bradford, Rosa White, Hattie Em
erson, Edna Weston, and Me.-daims A. O. Bry
rant, Edwin White and Bosa Hitter, residents o(
Monticello, came aboard the train and accom
panied the party as far ai Oeseo.
Mr. C. L. Grunt, of St. Paul, was approached bj
a person in one of the places visited by the I'niot
and after having responded yes to thj question
"Are you Mr. Grant?" was cheered by the Infor
mation "I used to know you before you were
A splendid sheaf of wheat from the farm of the
non. T. G. Mealy, of Monticello, was presented
to President Finch and was consigned to tho
pilot of the engine where it remained as tha
train wended its homewurd way as a sample of
what sort of crops the Jobbers had seen.
Division Superintendent Sice, who took charge
of the excursion train after it left Fergus Fails
is the oldest railroad conductor in .Minnesota,
and ran the first passenger train in the statu July
2, ISH2, from St. Paul to St. Anthony. The trait
consisted of one coach, one combination cai
(half baggage, half passenger), three box cars
ami six flats. In September, 1882, Mr. Bice bad
as passengers upon his train Got. Ramsey, Ed
mund Bice, Major E. A. C. Hatch, Chas. Oaks
and Judge Cooper, who were on their way ta
Crow Wing to arrange a treaty with the Indian
chief Hole-in-t he-Day. The name of the rail
road at that time was Minnesota & Pacific. In
1808 Mr. Bice became division superintendent
and has so continued ever since.
•'Georgia All Eight."
On the 9:10 train from Dubuque yclpetthe
"Flying Dutchman" on Saturday evening,
"Georgie arrived all right at the St. Paul
union depot and was consigned to the euro
of James Farrell the gentlemanly crier of
that institution, as per Instructions of the
''Flying Dutchman" conductor, the latter
Immediately telegraphing to the conductor
from whom Georgie had been passed over to
him "Georgie's all right," and similar words
being passed by the wires from conductor to
conductor to far away Bellview, Idaho, the
last one letting a widowed mother have these
pleasant tidings of the little traveler,
The subject of all this interest ou the part
of lhe conductors was Georgie Smith, a
pretty, bright and interesting little girl ol
seven years of age, being sent this long jour
ney by rail by a widowed mother, alone, te
reach au uncle at Duluth with whom she it
to make her home. Georgie was therefore
consigned, with her ticket, money aud little
truuk to the conductor at Bcllview, and by
him to his brother of the punch in advance,
aud so ou until she arrived in this city, cacti
notifying the other by >vire all along the line
of her progress, she having become the pet
of the whole crowd in her journey, and as
similated herself to the long journey aud
new fouud friends with au aptness that
completely won their hearts.
Mr. Furred passed Georgie over to Mrs. Park
Goodwin, the wife of the Union depot bag
gage master, whogavu her a delightful Sun
day in St. Paul, aud whom return for their
hospitality, won a very warm corner in the
hearts of both herself and husband, and it
was with regret that they complied with the
necessity of passing Georgie to the care of
the conductor of last evenings train to Du
luth, aud gave her a good bye kiss. Ou liei
arrival at the city by the lake this morning
another message will announce to Mr. Far
rell, "Georgie's all right," and this will be
repeated from conductor to conductor whom
Georgie has on her belt of railway friends
and admirers, until the announcement is
made in the Idaho mine, which must have
lost its sunlight by her departure.
Sudden Death of ("corgfo CJark, Late
of St Tan!.
George Clark, a most worthy and exem
plary citizen, who was recently a resident of
this city, died suddenly at Battle. Lake, Miu
nesota, last Wednesday, lie was the lather
iu-law of J. A. McConkey, an old and
valued attache of the Globe. The Battle
Lake Jieviem gives the following accouut ol
The people of Rattle Lake were somewhat
startled on Wednesday afternoon, on the
report being circulated that a man hud fallen
dead dowu at the depot. Going to the place,
tho body of a man, which subsequently
proved to be that of George Clark, was »ecu
lying on the floor. We have gleaned the fid
lowing particulars In regard to the ease:
George Clark was tile father-in-law of of J
A. McConkey, of the town of .Maine, unt
was sixty-tour years of age. Ha
came to Battle Lake yesterday idler a
load of goods for MeConkcy. When loadiuy
the goous the old gentleman remarked that
it hurt him to lift. When Agent O'Neal told
bilii to stand back and be would load the
barrels In for him. Having loaded the bar
rels, O'Neal went into the depot and the old
gentleman finished loading the goods. He
then went into the depot, and laughing, re
marked to the agent that he "guessi d be
would show him an order for the goods,
as he had been allowed to take them."
This lit! produced und handed to O'Neal,
aud then paid his freight bill. The agent
then banded the old man a receipt to sign,
Which he did, and then said "this is the way
I used to sign my name fifty years ago.''
O'Neal, through curiosity, asked him "what
business be was in fifty years agol" To this
question be received no reply, but saw tho
mau stagger and sink into a chair, saying
"hallo I" as be did so. The old man gasped
and 0 Neal started for a physician, sending
Mr. Bibbins, who was standing ou the plat
form outside, in the depot. Dr. Tmax re
turned with the agent, only to find the
old mau lying on the iloor dead. The body
was removed iuto the freight room, a mes
senger was sent to McConkey's nnd a dis
patch to the coroner. It was twenty mlnntes
past 5 when the old gentleman finished bis
loading aud went into the depot, and ten
minutes later In- was a corpse. The friends
came and took the body borne la^t night.
The coroner was here to-day. We under
stand that the deceased had resided In the
town of .Maine but a short time. The phy
sicians say that he died of heart disease,
The body will be interred to-day at 8
o'clock, Eider Cooley preaching the fuuerui
Boom in Dniitlisiii.
On the ~7th day of June Nora Grove No.
23, U. A. O. D., was instituted with a mem
bership of thirtv-tivc (barter members and
on August C>, Wosa Grove No. 24, with a
membership of thirty-six charter members.
The old groves are constantly adding new
members to the order and doing good work
In the advancement of Its Interests. Tb< re
is an Increasing interest manifest In all the
groves of the state sine,- the session of the
Grand Grove and a general revival in Druid
ism is at hand. It is the torn of the i fflei rt
of the Grand Grove that the order shall at
tain an efficiency in benevolent work si coos'
to that of no similar institution in the stu„.
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